KIRUNDO, October 11th (ABP) – Local NGOs ODEDIM Caritas Muyinga and ODEB are supporting farmers from different communes of Kirundo province (northern Burundi), teamed up in agricultural cooperatives via the “Strengthening Resilience” project and food security through rainwater collection.
This project, financed by BMZ via the international NGO Welthungerhilfe, built the capacities of farmers in modern agricultural techniques. Rainwater Collection Systems (SCEPs), 49,000 liters each, have been built in the different communes, allowing farmers to irrigate their fields during the dry season or during water deficit, without forgetting the techniques for preparation of organic manure without soil, learned by those beneficiaries of the project. Storage sheds were also erected so that those farmers could properly manage their harvest.
Concerning the previous growing season, the beneficiaries are delighted with the satisfactory harvest thanks to those SCEPs, from which they warmly thank those organizations which have done consistent work.
As for the governor of Kirundo, Mr. Albert Hatungimana, he commends the initiatives of the two organizations, specifying that they contribute, in a visible way, to the development of the province and the country. He took the opportunity to urge the beneficiaries of that project to take into consideration all the agricultural techniques learned in order to self-develop, while taking ownership of the government’s vision: emerging Burundi in 2040 and developed in 2060.